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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 14 April 1972
Time:04:04
Type:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-300
Operator:Viking International Air Freight
Registration: N725R
C/n / msn: SH.1841
First flight: 1967
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near La Crosse Municipal Airport, WI (LSE) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Chicago (unknown airport), IL, United States of America
Destination airport:La Crosse Municipal Airport, WI (LSE/KLSE), United States of America
Narrative:
An overload caused the failure of a flap control rod. The Skyvan crashed out of control.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
systems - flight control systems: wing flap control system hydraulic
miscellaneous acts,conditions - overload failure
miscellaneous acts,conditions - asymetrical flaps

Sources:
» NTSB


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